Dr Sadiq Zarrouk

BSc, PGDip, ME, PhD


  • Senior Lecturer


PhD in Engineering Science, The University of Auckland
ME in Engineering, The University of Auckland
PGDip in Geothermal Energy Technology, The University of Auckland
BSc in Nuclear Engineering, University of Baghdad



Geothermal Postgraduate Certificate Course Coordinator

Research | Current


  • Geothermal Reservoir Engineering (Reservoir Characterization, Well Testing, Stimulation and Reservoir Modelling)
  • Geothermal engineering (power production and direct use applications)
  • Geothermal energy training
  • Simulation of reacting flows in porous and fractured media

Research groups

Geothermal, reservoir engineering and environmental fluids group


Teaching | Current


  • ENERGY 722
  • GEOTHERM 601
  • GEOTHERM 602
  • GEOTHERM 603
  • GEOTHERM 620
  • GEOTHERM 689

Committees/Professional groups/Services


Professional affiliations

  • Member of Board of Directors of the New Zealand Geothermal Association
  • Member of the International Geothermal Association
  • Member of Iceland Deep Drilling Project (IDDP)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Abu Bakar, H., & Zarrouk, S. J. (2016). Geochemical multiaquifer assessment of the Huntly coalfield, New Zealand, using a novel chloride-bicarbonate-boron ternary diagram. International Journal of Coal Geology, 167, 136-147. 10.1016/j.coal.2016.09.017
  • Ratouis, T. M. P., & Zarrouk, S. J. (2016). Factors controlling large-scale hydrodynamic convection in the Taupo Volcanic Zone (TVZ), New Zealand. Geothermics, 59 (Part B), 236-251. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.09.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35463
  • Scott, B. J., Mroczek, E. K., Burnell, J. G., Zarrouk, S. J., Seward, A., Robson, B., & Graham, D. J. (2016). The Rotorua Geothermal Field: An experiment in environmental management. Geothermics, 59 (Part B), 294-310. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.09.004
  • Rivera Diaz, A., Kaya, E., & Zarrouk, S. J. (2016). Reinjection in geothermal fields − A worldwide review update. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 53, 105-162. 10.1016/j.rser.2015.07.151
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/28652
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Eylem Kaya
  • McLean, K., & Zarrouk, S. J. (2015). Geothermal well test analysis using the pressure derivative: Some common issues and solutions. Geothermics, 55, 108-125. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.01.010
  • Zarrouk, S. J., & Moon, H. (2015). Response to the Comments by Ronald DiPippo on “Efficiency of geothermal power plants: A worldwide review”. Geothermics, 53, 550-553. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.08.009
  • Llanos, E. M., Zarrouk, S. J., & Hogarth, R. A. (2015). Numerical model of the Habanero geothermal reservoir, Australia. Geothermics, 53, 308-319. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.07.008
  • Zarrouk, S. J., & Moon, H. (2015). Response to the Comments by Ronald DiPippo on "Efficiency of geothermal power plants: A world-wide review". GEOTHERMICS, 53, 550-553. 10.1016/j.geothermics.2014.08.009


Contact details

Primary location

New Zealand

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